It's always been abundantly clear that David Byrne is cool. He just is. And now that I know he has total bike love, I find him even cooler.
Check out his review of the new book by Jeff Mapes, Pedaling Revolution: How Cyclists Are Changing America, in the NYTimes. One of Mapes's points (in Byrne's words) particularly caught my eye: "...when more women begin riding, that will signal a big change in attitude, which will prompt further changes in the direction of safety and elegance."
So come on, women, get riding. We are ready for the revolution.
I think I'll ride down to my library and see if I can rustle up a copy of Mapes's book.
Plus, check out the cover of this weekend's Times Book Review. I can't find the graphic online, but it is a great illustration of a woman dressed in a green summer dress riding along on her bicycle...